Book summary from authors website
Francis Ackerman Jr. is one of Americas most prolific serial killers. Having kept a low profile for the past year, he is ready to return to work and hes more brutal, cunning, and dangerous than ever.
Scarred from their past battles, Special Agent Marcus Williams cannot shake Ackerman from his mind. But now fully integrated into The Shepherd Organization, an underground law enforcement agency, Marcus has to focus on catching the Anarchist, a new killer who drugs and kidnaps women before burning them alive.
Marcus knows the Anarchist will strike again soon. And Ackerman is still free. But worse than this is a mysterious figure, unknown to the authorities, who controls the actions of the Anarchist and many like him. He is the Prophet – and his plans are more terrible than even his own disciples can imagine.
My Review - 4 1/2
Ethan Cross has made a name in the crime genre, I think he will be known as the likes, Thomas Harris and Jeffrey Deaver. He knows how to write an edge of your seat thriller. This series will get your heart pumping with exciting rage.
I really enjoyed the debut The Shepherd and novella The Cage. This also lived up to expectations. I was wow'd in December and kind of wished I had just read this right away.
Marcus is the main character, an unorthodox detective that has a mysterious connection to Ackerman, the serial killer from Shepherd. I enjoyed how this tension was used in the book and when Ethan Cross reveal's it towards the end they slam you with another, enough to keep you excited for the next. I am sure there will be another..........
There was lots going on in this installment, action packed thrills, mystery and suspense. A new serial killer on the loose with a connection to a cult, where the leader was known as The Prophet. Marcus was running against the clock to save many but had the continuous distraction of Ackerman calling him, trying to manipulate the investigation and continue his torture games.
Ackerman is the craziest, cruelest killer I have ever read about so to mix it up with sadistic cult killers also, terrorizing to say the least.
If you want a taste to see if you will enjoy it, go for The Cage, the thriller novella, a perfect taste of madness.
I highly recommend this series.
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Here is my review of The Shepherd - 4 1/2